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Federal judge allows lawsuit against Denka-owned chemical plant to go forward

11/8/2018 - LaPlace, LA - The New Orleans Advocate reported that a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit against LaPlace chemical plant owner Denka Performance Elastomer can move forward, a small victory for plaintiffs who are trying to force the company to agree to reduce the plant's emissions of a potentially cancer-causing chemical. In a ruling filed Monday, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman denied a motion by Denka to dismiss the lawsuit filed by 13 St. John the Baptist Parish plaintiffs. They are demanding that the company’s plant reduce or stop production until emissions of chloroprene, which the Environmental Protection Agency calls a “likely carcinogen,” drop below the agency’s threshold for safe exposure. Both sides in the suit have been waiting on a decision for months after Feldman ruled in July that the original version of the lawsuit was “wholly defective” because it failed to cite specific health problems the plaintiffs claimed they suffered because of exposure to chloroprene. Feldman told the plaintiffs to revise the suit or he would likely grant the motion by attorneys for Denka to dismiss it. The Denka plant in St. John is the only place in the U.S. that emits chloroprene, which is used in the process of making polychloroprene, a synthetic rubber common in wetsuits and other products.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Yokohama Rubber revises fiscal projections downward - click to expand

Cooper Tire names two to the board of directors - click to expand

Global release coatings market is forecast with a CAGR of 5.9 percent through 2022 - click to expand

Latexco US announces major western expansion - click to expand

Trinseo reports positive third quarter results - click to expand

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

International Rubber Conference 2019 to be held September 3-5, 2019, in London - click to expand

China imposes anti-dumping nitrile rubber tax on Japan and South Korea - click to expand

Toyoda Gosei invests in Hubei Rock Rubber and Seal Technology Co. - click to expand

Lexus ES to use Dunlop SP Sport Maxx line of tires as original equipment - click to expand

Global latex caulk market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2026 - click to expand

Denka completes construction of Omi Innovation Hub in Japan - click to expand

Monday, November 12, 2018

Tingley Rubber Corporation wins NJ Family Business of the Year Award - click to expand

Global industrial rubber market to be valued at $167.9 billion by 2026 - click to expand

BKT to build tire manufacturing plant in the U.S. - click to expand

Apollo Tyres' chairman decorated with Japan's Order of the Rising Sun - click to expand

Vietnam's rubber export value stable despite decline in latex - click to expand

Friday, November 9, 2018

Global non-pneumatic tire market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 11 percent through 2024 - click to expand

Global tire manufacturers sign initiative to end global deforestation - click to expand

Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles - click to expand

Nynas celebrates 90th anniversary - click to expand

Goodyear announces price increases up to 4 percent for commercial tires and retreads - click to expand

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Mitsubishi takes 20 percent stake in Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. - click to expand

Federal judge allows lawsuit against Denka-owned chemical plant to go forward - click to expand

Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires offer free Checks for Vets - click to expand

Global fumed silica sales are likely to surpass 335,000 metric tons in 2018 - click to expand

Capricorn and Particon add €5 million to Black Bear’s growth financing round - click to expand

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wabash MPI/Carver inducted into Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame - click to expand

Monday, November 7, 2018

MonTech to speak at Michigan Rubber Group and Mid-Atlantic Rubber Group - click to expand

Market Reports

Global release coatings market is forecast with a CAGR of 5.9 percent through 2022 - click to expand

Global latex caulk market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2026 - click to expand

Global industrial rubber market to be valued at $167.9 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global non-pneumatic tire market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 11% through 2024 - click to expand

Global fumed silica sales are likely to surpass 335,000 MT in 2018 - click to expand

Global waterproof tape market forecast to reach $14 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global rubber gloves market forecast to reach 4.9 billion by 2026 - click to expand

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